Perhaps the title of this event should have been "Everything You Should Forget About Agile".
On Thursday July 17th we hosted a panel of top Seattle agilistas including Teri Brooks, Adam Yuret, Joseph Flahiff, Raghu Challapilla and Jim Benson. We had a lively discussion going between our panelists and with the audience.
Our panelists all have a love of principles of agile including having flexibility in prioritizing your work, the ability for teams to be self…Continue
Added by Gwen Bender on July 29, 2014 at 11:21am — No Comments
The lateness of this blog post is not a reflection on the content of our May event but a testament to how crazy busy summers in Seattle can get. Because Karen Semyan's content was awesome!
Karen presented on the process that MOZ went through to create and adopt their client personas. I had seen her talk and the creation piece at ProductCamp 2013 and it was a nice follow up to see how MOZ has rolled out and adopted the personas across the company.
Karen and her…Continue
Added by Gwen Bender on June 30, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments
Follow the Platinum Rule
We all know the Golden Rule of treating other the way we want to be treated. But Alix Han says that when it comes to User Experience (UX) design you must follow the Platinum Rule and treat users the way they want to be treated.
Alix started the evening introducing a holistic definition of UX that encompasses the, “total experience of an end user’s interactions with a company, its…Continue
Added by Gwen Bender on April 22, 2014 at 10:38am — No Comments
This last weekend, the PMC hosted an exclusive workshop on Market and Opportunity Analysis, led by Linda Merrick from Pivotal Product Management. A total of 20 people came out on a bright and sunny Saturday and were able to benefit from Linda’s incredible…Continue
Added by Rose Becerra on March 25, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments
The short answer: Not initially.Continue
Added by Garrett Kocher on February 21, 2014 at 5:17pm — No Comments
Do you know which core values are most important to you?
Here's a simple & effective tool that Dave shared in the recent PMC event that will help you identify your core values and stack rank them.
You can download the Excel spreadsheet and instructions on how to use it here: …Continue
Added by Anuj Rajbhandari on January 30, 2014 at 9:31pm — No Comments
Our January event was a great start to the New Year. Dave presented the three P's for a fresh start in 2014:
The session was packed with tools, techniques and insights to step back and re-gain our perspectives in what matters most in personal, professional, product and process areas. With our new perspectives, we can find things to prune and…
Added by Anuj Rajbhandari on January 27, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments
ProductCamp Seattle 2013was last month. . There were 178 attendees,24 presentations, and one very fun after party. Some of my personal highlights included learning how to Kumbaya difficult relationships at work, discovering the zen of customer interviews, and networking with really amazing people.
We had a survey that went out to participants – it was very illuminating to see the results and learn how others saw the event.
Interesting Fact #1: Word of Mouth and Person to…Continue
ProductCamp Seattle 2013 is just around the corner. I’m really looking forward to learning from all of the smart people we’ll have in attendance as our ideas and collaboration lead to a great deal of professional and personal growth.
Whenever I have something big to look forward to, I tend to look back.
Did you know that there are ProductCamps held all over the world? We are not alone.
As recently as this last weekend in…Continue
Added by Rose Becerra on October 15, 2013 at 8:54pm — No Comments
In a blog post Take Chage Managemen.comt , it refers that just associated with a product or product line is more than being assigned to the project. They mentioned the importance of staying in sync with your product team. The importance of understanding the process being used to develop and support your product.This understanding starts by gaining…Continue
Added by Rena Cummings on October 6, 2013 at 8:14pm — No Comments
Registration is now open for the 3rd annual ProductCamp DFW! Saturday November 9, 2013
ProductCamp DFW is a collaborative, user organized professional conference, focused on New Product Development, Innovation, Product Management, and Marketing topics.
ProductCamp DFW is the…
Added by Jose A. Briones on September 8, 2013 at 7:16pm — No Comments
Brian Scheffer is a Product Manager in Redmond who started as a software developer and moved to program management before leading product teams. Brian finds his software development background provides him a unique ability to find solutions for problems faced by product managers. He enjoys listening to the issues others face and collaborating on ways they might solve them.
Brian’s Profile: www.linkedin.com/in/BrianScheffer…
Added by Brian Scheffer on August 18, 2013 at 2:03pm — No Comments
We've just announced our August speaker and event which promises to be an informative session on Lean UX. Sounds great.
But to be honest, while I understand agile and lean, I have no clue what Lean UX is.
I'm a noob when it comes to this area, so I let my fingers do the walking and found both a…Continue
For the July PMC event we host a a panel of execs from the Seattle product world, and they will be sharing the lessons they have learned throughout their careers.
So I thought it would be fun to interview another local startup guy for a blog post, kind of a teaser to what you might see at the event. So I lined up an interview with a friend at a local startup.
Added by Jon White on July 16, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
I came across this blog post Product Strategy Means Saying No from the folks at Intercom. I'm sure all of us in the product management community can relate regardless of whether we are in B2B or B2C contexts. Saying no is one of the hardest tasks a product person does.
Warning: Contains language that may not be suitable for work…Continue
Added by Paul Hahn on July 3, 2013 at 11:35am — No Comments
It's nearing the end of June, and for some of us in the PMC that means it's time to start organizing for ProductCamp Seattle 2013. To get in the mood, I'm sharing this link summarizing a recent ProductCamp - Sydney2013. Sounds like it was a quality high-energy event. I can hardly wait for fall and being a part of our very own version.
Our June event next week is called “Interactive Kanban Games: Experience the Power of Work-In-Progress”, which to me leads to a few obvious questions: what the heck is Kanban and why should I care as a product manager? I’m going to take a crack at answering these questions in 300 words of less…so here goes.
What is Kanban? In Japanese, the word in everyday use refers…Continue
Added by Paul Hahn on June 17, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments
Sri Velamoor joined us in May to talk about what he has learned in his years as a Product Manager - and how it applied to his current company - Indix.
The one piece of advice he said everyone should walk away with? 'Get out of the building'. Go and talk to your…Continue
Added by Jon White on May 23, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments
If your role includes product strategy, or inbound product management (aka ‘What to build?’) then I maintain that 1:1 customer interviews are the most important tool in your box. They are also one of the most underused. I will be exploring this topic more over the next few months but for now here are some quick tips I have found useful along the way.…
Added by Jon White on May 12, 2013 at 6:11pm — No Comments
Seattle and its neighboring areas are a hub for product development and innovation. There are numerous start-ups and big fortune 500 companies in Pacific Northwest making innovative world-class products which require an ever growing need for Product Managers.
A quick analysis on Google Trends…Continue